NEWS Satellite Eutelsat 172B is blocked in an Antonov An-124 at Cayenne Airport, Guyana

The first all-electric satellite in Europe has been blocked for several days in a container at Cayenne Airport, in Guyana because of the social crisis that paralyzes the territory. This satellite, Eutelsat 172B, blocked in an Antonov An-124, was not scheduled for Ariane 5’s postponed launch on 21 March but for another scheduled launch on 25 April. “Leaving this…

EMERGENCY Air India #AI171 grounded at Heathrow after suffering bird strike damaging radome

National carrier Air India on Thursday said its Ahmedabad–London-Newark flight was grounded in London after a bird hit the aircraft. “AI-171 Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded due to bird hit incident yesterday (Wednesday). Due to this unfortunate incident, London Newark and Newark London flight is cancelled,” Air India said in a statement. “Due to the bird…

ALERT Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 #VS65 suffered lighting strike and returned to London Gatwick

Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747 flight #VS65 from London Gatwick to Montego Bay was struck by lightning shortly after take off at 1150 UTC this morning. My Travels!? Ten mins into a long haul flight & struck by lightening. Currently dumping fuel to try head back to Gatwick #flying #planes #no pic.twitter.com/fCcTsk71pg — Nick Kenton (@NiXakaNick) March…